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Lady Gaga (Stefani Angelina Germanotta) and Tony Bennett recently kicked off a world tour promoting their album together, "Cheek to Cheek". The duo will share the stage at the Tanglewood Music Festival on June 30, during which they will perform many of the songs that made Bennett the legend he is today ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco, "They All...

by Matt Conti   Music in Boston's North End hit a high note on Saturday night as the St. Joseph's Society brought a star-packed selection of performers to their "Italy American Style" concert at St. Stephen's Church.   The North End's own trumpeter, band leader and philanthropist, Albert Natale, 92 years young, was honored with the so...

by Bill Smith I'm pretty sure that for the most part, native Portlanders like Italian sandwiches more than people who move here do. That's a shame; I invite newcomers to reconsider. Let's be clear. A real Maine Italian starts with a pillow-soft roll split down the middle.   On one side is a layer of deli ham; on the other, a strip of w...

"Our job here at Rossetti's is to make sure that all guests are treated like kings and queens," states Chris Rossetti, the youngest partner of the new family-run eatery, situated in downtown Lynn. With superior hospitality, a classic Italian menu with a modern twist, and a posh, yet comfortable atmosphere, guests are certainly treated as such. &nb...

By Sue Scheible   This interesting invitation from the National Archives at Boston, located on Trapelo Road in Waltham: In 1944, at the peak of World War II, thousands of Italian POWs were transported to Greater Boston to help relieve the national labor shortage in the home front port. Unsurprisingly, the Italian POWs garnered much attenti...

The University of Rhode Island is expanding an international engineering program to Italy. The university announced Friday that it has signed an agreement with the University of Calabria allowing URI engineering students to spend a semester at the university before pursuing a six-month internship.   URI's international engineering program i...

The Rhode Island Region, The National Organization of Italian American Women Celebrate the holiday season with the Rhode Island Region and "i Dolci Tradizionali di Natale". Bring your favorite holiday desserts, recipes or both! Enjoy a wine or coffee while sharing your Italian Christmas traditions at the newest Italian caffè in Providence!  ...

Frank J. Cerza will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. His presentation, entitled, "Representing Italian Companies in the U.S.," will focus on how the legal, commercial and cultural differences between the two countries impact the way investments are made by Italian compan...

by Matt Caron   It's been 88 years since two Italian immigrants were executed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Many people believe that Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were wrongly executed based on flimsy evidence and their political beliefs. To commemorate the date and to build opposition to the death penalty ever being...

Nina Iaconetti has been making fried dough for 52 years, bringing the tradition with her from the Calabria region of Italy. And she was at it again Saturday in 90-degree heat, stretching out rolls of dough and placing them in a fryer. "I make it every couple of weeks because my grandchildren enjoy it," said Iaconetti, standing in a small...

By Dana Hatic   An Italian restaurant in Waltham just added a second location to the mix — and it is located within a mile of the original. Brelundi debuted its new restaurant at 185 Crescent St. on Wednesday with Southern Italian cuisine, according to Boston Restaurant Talk.   The new spot is located in the historic Watch Factory, si...

When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 — 7 to 8:30 p.m.Where: Room 145, Tang Center or Building E51-145, (Tang Center) — 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA [map]The Circolo Italiano presents a book presentation by American journalist and author Alexander Stille.The son of Ugo Stille, a well-known Italian journalist and a former editor of Italy's Milan-based...